Singapore’s Birth Rate Continues to Decline

The Asian Development Bank, via its latest Asian Development Outlook, is urging the Singapore government to spend more to spur domestic demand and rein in its current account surplus. But the latest population ... Read More...

ADB Predicts Stronger 2018 for Developing Economies

Asia’s developing economics have performed better than forecast earlier, according to the latest assessment by the Asian Development Bank in its mid-term review of the 2017 Asian Development Outlook. Some further slight improvement is forecast for 2018. Howeve... Read More...

ADB Identifies the Keys to Economic Progress

Get your investment priorities right. That is the message which emerges from a detailed study by the Asian Development Bank of the ways for countries to transform themselves from low to lower-middle, upper midd... Read More...

ADB Says Asia Heads for ‘New Normal’ Growth

It is not just China that is headed for a “new normal” if policy makers are to be believed. The Asian Development Bank’s recent examination of growth potential shows declines almost everywhere across the region... Read More...
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Asian Debt and Oil

Is Asia’s rising debt a threat to growth? The Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook for 2015 poses the question but singularly fails to answer it. That in itself is hardly surprising given the diversity of economies and their debt profiles. Yet it... Read More...
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China’s Infrastructure Bank Moves Ahead

This year’s G20 summit has rightly given infrastructure investment top priority in engineering long-term recovery of the global economy. Despite continuing signs of recovery in the United States, growth in much... Read More...